Sanjeev Chimmalgi

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Sanjeev Chimmalgi (Kannada: ಸಂಜೀವ್ ಚಿಮ್ಮಲಗಿ) (born 29 July 1972) is an Indian Hindustani vocalist. He is a disciple of the revered guru, Pandit C. R. Vyas. His music reflects the voice culture of Kirana gharana as well as the bandish oriented singing of the Gwalior gharana/ Agra gharana.[1]


Sanjeev Chimmalgi was born in Mumbai to M.V. Chimmalgi, in a family hailing from Dharwad, Karnataka. His grandfather, Chimmalgi Master, was a noted tabla player.


He is professionally trained as a Computer engineer. Sanjeev Chimmalgi had his initial training from Pandit Madhava Gudi. Later he came under the tutelage of late Pandit C R Vyas. He is also receiving training in Carnatic music under T.R. Balamani and Balachandran in Mumbai and in Konnakol’ under Mridangam exponent T. S. Nandakumar.

He has performed at several venues in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Kolkata, Miraj, Nagpur, etc.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2007 - Best male playback singing for the marathi film 'Aai Shappath'.[2]
  • 2006 - Nominated for Zee Gaurav Puraskar, V Shantaram Puraskar and Maharashtra Shasan Puraskar
  • 2005-2006 - Sangeetha Shiromani Award consisting of a citation and Rs 25,000/- cash.
  • 1995 to 98 - Awarded the National scholarship by the Government of India.
  • 1993 - Winner of all India youth under-23 competition conducted by All India Radio.


  1. ^ "Profile - Sanjeev Chimmalgi". Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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